Kerala PSC MBBS Level Syllabus

Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) MBBS level exam syllabus.

HUMAN ANATOMY

  • General Anatomy
  • General Embryology
  • Upper Limb
  • Lower Limb
  • Thorax
  • Head and Neck
  • Brain and Spinal Cord
  • Abdomen, Pelvis and Perineum
  • Genetics

BIOCHEMISTRY

  • Proteins
  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Metabolism of Lipids
  • Metabolism of Amino acids
  • Haemoglobin
  • Vitamins
  • Mineral Metabolism
  • Maintenance of Homeostasis
  • Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology
  • Plasma Proteins and Immunoglobulins
  • Biochemistry of Cancer
  • Clinical Chemistry

HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY INCLUDING BIOPHYSICS

  • Hematology
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Renal System
  • Skin and Temperature regulation
  • Nerve – muscle physiology
  • Nervous System
  • Special Senses
  • Audition
  • Endocrinology
  • Physiology of Reproduction

MICROBIOLOGY

I. General microbiology

  • Introduction to microbiology
  • Morphology of bacteria comparison with other microbial forms
  • Growth, nutrition culture media
  • Identification of bacteria
  • Bacterial genetics
  • Antibacterial agents and antibiotic sensitivity test
  • Infection – Source and spread of infection
  • Sterilisation and disinfection
  • Response to microbial infections

II. Systematic bacteriology

  • Gram positive Cocci-Stapohylococci, Streptococci, Pneumococci
  • Gram negative Cocci- Neisseria
  • Gram positive Bacilli-Corynebacterium, Listeria, Bacillus
  • Mycobacteria, Nocardia, Actinomyces
  • Clostridia, Nonsporing anaerobes
  • Gram negative Bacillus-Haemophilus, Bordetella, Brucella, Enterobacteria /
  • Yersinia
  • Pseudomonas, Pasteurella, Acinetobacter
  • Vibrio / Campylobacter
  • Mycoplasma, Legionella, Rickettsia, Chlamydia
  • Spirochetes

III.Virology

  • General characteristics of viruses
  • Virus host interaction
  • Replication of virus
  • Pox virus, Herpes, Adenovirus
  • Papova, Retrovirus
  • Myxoviruses
  • Picornavirus
  • Hepatitis, Miscellaneous
  • Rhabdovirus
  • Arboviruses
  • Oncogenic viruses
  • Bacteriophages

IV. Immunology

  • Introduction, classification, type and cells involved in immunity age 5
  • Antigen, antibodies
  • Complement in health and diseases
  • Hypersensitivity
  • HLA antigens in health and diseases
  • Immunodeficiency diseases
  • Serological test in medical practices
  • Autoimmunity
  • Tumour and transplantation
  • Immunoprophylaxis and immunotherapy

V. Parasitology

  • Introduction of parasitic disease
  • Protozoal infections – Amoebiasis, Plasmodium, Leishmaniasis,
  • Trypanosoma, Giardia, Balantidium, Cryptosporidium, Trichomonas,
  • Toxoplasma, Pneumocystis – laboratory diagnosis of protozoal infection
  • Helminthes – intestinal nematodes, tissue nematodes, cestodes, trematodes – laboratory diagnosis of helminthic infections

VI. Mycology

  • Introduction – classification of fungi and general principles of lab diagnosis
  • Superficial infections
  • Subcutaneous infections – Mycetoma, Rhinosporidiosis
  • Systemic mycosis
  • Opportunistic fungi

PATHOLOGY

  • Cell injury
  • Infectious diseases
  • Circulatory disturbances
  • Growth disturbances
  • Miscellaneous disorders
  • Haematopathology
  • Cardiovascular pathology
  • Respiratory pathology
  • Renal and urinary tract pathology
  • Pathology of gastrointestinal tract
  • Liver and Biliary tract pathology
  • Lymphoreticular system.
  • Reproductive system.
  • Osteopathology
  • Endocrine Pathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Dermatopathology

PHARMACOLOGY

  • General pharmacology and basic concepts of clinical pharmacology
  • Autonomic nervous system
  • Autacoids and related drugs
  • Central nervous system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Drugs affecting blood and blood formation
  • Respiratory system
  • GIT
  • Drugs acting on Endocrine system
  • Chemotherapy
  • Toxicology
  • Miscellaneous
  • National health programmes
  • Infective/Parasitic conditions
  • Medical emergencies

PSYCHIATRY

  • Classification of psychiatric disorders
  • Aetiological factors in psychiatric disorders
  • Clinical interview and mental state examination
  • Organic brain syndrome
  • Substance abuse
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Major manifestation of psychiatric illness
  • Treatments used in psychiatric illness
  • Neurotic, stress related and somatoform disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Legal aspects of psychiatry

RADIOLOGY

  • Production of X-rays
  • Biological changes
  • Skeletal radiology chest and Mediastinum
  • Gastrointestinal system
  • Hepatobiliary system
  • Genitourinary system
  • Neuroimaging modalities
  • Emergency radiology

DERMATOLOGY

  • Infections of skin
  • Eczematous dermatitis
  • Bullous skin lesion collagen disorder
  • Pigmentary disturbances
  • Maculopapular,
  • Squamous lesion
  • Neoplastic lesions
  • Lesions of skin appendages
  • Gastrogenic disorders
  • Leprosy and national leprosy control programmes

RADIOTHERAPY

  • Cancer epidemiology and possible etiological factors, screening for cancer
  • Principles of cancer chemotherapy and chemotherapeutic agents used in the management of cancer.
  • Hormone treatment in cancer
  • Principles of radiation oncology, radioactive sources – Teletherapy, Brachytherapy and nuclear medicine
  • Methods of radiotherapy and recent advances
  • Common malignancies, diagnosis and treatment

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